Pending reports on KG Basin, UPA's flagship rural employment scheme MNREGA and indigenous construction of warships are among the 41 subjects selected by Parliament's key Public Accounts Committee for examination in the coming days, though it has skipped the 2G issue.
Giving a big push to Prime Narendra Modi's ambitious Clean India mission, the government on Tuesday proposed a major hike in funds provided for constructing household toilets in rural areas and providing better sanitation facilities in schools and anganwadis.
CPI(M) on Friday accused the Narendra Modi government of seeking to dilute or do away with social security issues, saying the dreams of "good days" have been converted into "bitter pills" after BJP assumed office.
Talking tough, new Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde on Thursday said a punishable provision will be added to MNREGA for delay in payment to rural job seekers and asked state governments to take action against officers who are responsible for it.
Names of a host of celebrities from the world of cricket and Bollywood, including Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting, have been found in the list of beneficiaries of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Assurance scheme in Goa.